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#Zookeepers: Then and Now – The 5th #Sacramento #Zookeeper we are featuring for National Zookeeper Week is: *Amanda* -Zookeeper for 11 years Amanda’s love for #animals started when she was very young as she spent her childhood growing up on a ranch. However, her experiences with furry friends extended beyond the ranch and into #modeling for print ads, commercials, and background extras in movies. While some of the models were afraid of the animals on set, Amanda jumped at the opportunity to hold the cuddly creatures, and even asked to take them home with her. Today, Amanda works as a Primary Keeper in the Carnivore Department with animals as large as African Lions and as small as #FennecFoxes. All animals in her care participate in #training programs to stimulate them mentally and to improve their lives through a variety of ways. Below you can see one of the Fennec Fox sisters stationing (standing in place) on her board in order to receive a favorite treat, kingworms, from Amanda. Photo (right) by the #SacramentoZoo #NZKW2017 #ImAKeeper #KeepersCare #GoldenKeeper #nationalzookeeperweek #Fox #bunny #rabbit #AnimalsofInstagram #SacZoo #visitthezoo #zoo #GreaterSacAAZK #AAZK #bestjob #zookreepers #zoolife #instazoo #FennecFox
Zookeepers do more than just take care of animals. They educate the public and teach them about conservation and the role that Zoos play in that! Thank your local Zookeeper today during National Zookeeper Week! #zookeeper #zookeepers #zookeepersofinstagram #mczpic #zoosocietymke #horse #education #nationalzookeeperweek #hardworkers #visitthezoo #nzkw2017 #nzkw
Oh, hello! Love it when they pose for me #imreadyformycloseup
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Happy National Zookeeper Week! 🐘 #MarylandZoo #Zookeeper
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"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mahatma Gandhi Now that you have been introduced to our primaries, here are our full-time and part-time swing keepers. Nikki with Juanita, Nicole with Petunia, Nicole with Juniper (yes we have a lot of Nicoles around here) and Melanie with Waffles. These ladies are trained in all of the wings to fill in when others are off, call out sick or take a vacation. Being a swing requires good communication skills: keeping track of all the animals sure isn't easy. We appreciate them for always staying on top of everything 🐾 #visitthezoo #nzkw2017 #zookeeperappreciationweek #swingkeepers #appreciatedallyearround
Happy otter looking extra cute in the sunshine. @copenhagenzoo #copenhagenzoo #otter #visitthezoo #canon1000d
TUNE IN to @wpbf25news! #NationalZooKeeperWeek with Perus the Hyacinth macaw, keeper @coxson & reporter @sandrazorra - plus Safari Nights, Food Truck Safari & Zoo Camp info! (Philippe the giant gecko was on earlier) LET'S ZOO THIS!
Thank you to everyone who came out to Wine in the Wild last night! We hope you had as much fun as we did! #winesinthewild #wine #beer #buffalo #buffalozoo #visitthezoo #summer #events #fundraiser
It may look like a dog, but the spotted hyena is more closely related to cats, civets, and genets! #spottedhyena #hyena #animalfacts #wildanimalsafari #zookeeper #visitthezoo